All posts tagged: christmas

The 2017 Christmas Crisps Round Up

Yeah, this blog post is exactly what you think it is. I spent the entirety of November wandering up and down supermarket snack aisles looking for limited edition festive crisps. I know what you’re thinking and yes, you’re right, food blogging is a tough gig. But some brave soul’s gotta take one for the team and put on a few extra pounds to find you lot the best of the best. I really did have to kiss a few frogs to find out what the decent offerings were this year. Not included but tasted earlier on as they were purchased by a colleague are prosecco crisps. This is a trend that needs to die a death before it spreads any further. They are vile. They taste – and I do not say this lightly – like vomit. They’re available in a few supermarkets but the ones I tried were from co-op. Honestly though, avoid like the plague. Trust me. I wasn’t sure how to rank each of the crisps I tried so I haven’t made …

Veggie Festive Bake (Brie, Cranberry, Parsnip and Stuffing)

If you can resist a Greggs festive bake then you’re a better man than I. They’re delicious. I mean it’s just Christmassy beige mush wrapped in flaky pastry, but that is exactly what I’m looking for at this time of year, and they do it so well. We recently discovered that Iceland are now selling frozen festive bakes to cook at home, so I thought it was probably time I tried to make my own version of these things before I gave in to temptation and turned my entire freezer into a Greggs shrine. I didn’t want to make an exact copy of the festive bake though because I’ve very much made it my mission this year to vegetarianise as many Christmas classics as I can. I want to prove that while meat is arguably delicious, it’s not essential for deliciousness – even in December. It’s also super helpful for me to lean towards vegetarianism in December to make Veganuary a little easier next month.. I’ve used brie as the cheesy element here for no …

7 Foodie Christmas Tree Decorations for 2017

Happy Sunday! We’re less than a month away from Christmas now, so I’m allowed to post this (it’s been in drafts for quite some time). You would think that in 2017 – the age of food porn – there would be a tonne of food Christmas decorations to choose from. This is not so. I actually had to trawl the internet for quite some time just to find these ones – and there are only seven on the list. The ones I did manage to find though are absolute gold, and I want every single one of them on my tree for sure. In fact, despite my promise to myself to stop buying stuff, I may actually spring for one. I’m thinking the macaron.. let me know your top pick from this list in the comments! hanging croissant // paperchase // £5.25 champagne bottle bauble // debenhams // £6 pineapple bauble // oliver bonas // £8.50 hanging brussel sprout // tesco // £5 mr and mrs peanut baubles // lisa angel // £15 hot gingerbread …